Kenya Harlequins Issue Statement Following Wanyama, Mahaga Sentencing

Rugby Players Alex Mahaga and Frank Wanyama in court awaiting their sentencing. Image: FAITH NYASUGUTA Following the sentencing of two Rugby players, Alex Mahaga and Frank Wanyama, their club, Kenya Harlequins has finally broken it’s silence over the matter. Mahaga and Wanyama were on Friday slapped with a 15-year imprisonment each after they were found guilty of gang raping a musician last year at the Highrise Estate. According to Kenya Harlequins, their decision to break their silence on the matter has been informed by the fact that a verdict and determination of…

Shujaa survive despite disastrous IRB season

By Clement Wekulo: 343 Monday, June 3rd 2019 at 00:25 GMT +3 | Boxing Kenya’s Jeff Oluoch (right) is tackled by USA’s Martin Iosefo during the HSBC Paris Sevens Series rugby quarter finals match at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris yesterday. [AFP] Having put up a below-par performance for the better part of the season, Kenya’s national Sevens team rose to the occasion when relegation loomed large at the final leg of the World Sevens Series in Paris over the weekend. Perhaps spurred by the prospect of losing their…

Shujaa drop vital points, yet again

By Clement Wekulo : 403 Sunday, May 26th 2019 at 00:10 GMT +3 | Rugby Kenya’s Vincent Onyala (R) evades a tackle from Samoa’s Laaloi Leilua (L) as he goes to ground to score a try during the rugby union sevens pool match between Kenya and Samoa in London [Couresy] Kenya’s hopes of making it to London Sevens quarters were dealt a blow after Shujaa lost 31-17 to France in their final pool B match yesterday. Earlier, Vincent Onyala put up a man-of-the-match performance scoring a hat-trick of tries to…

Is Kenya 7s team ‘Shujaa’ headed for relegation?

Kenya 7s team are still grappling with management and player remuneration issues. This is the sole contributor to their dismal performances in the recent legs. The team dubbed Shujaa are two teams away from relegation which will be inevitable if they perform poorly in London and Paris fixtures which are scheduled from 25th May 2019 and 1st June 2019 respectively. The following players will play in the coming up fixtures. #Kenya7s squad to #London7s and #Paris7s Vincent Onyala, Jefferey Oluoch, Nelson Oyoo, Johnstone Olindi, Daniel Taabu, Jacob Ojee, Cyprian Kuto,…

KENYA 7’S TEAM SHUJAA STILL AT RISK OF RELEGATION

Kenya 7s team finished the Singapore tour with a definitive victory over Japan to clinch 13th place. Perfomance On the first day of the Leg, the Shujaa’s were shown a clean pair of heels by the, all time tries scorer Dan Norton’s side, England by 36 -7.This quickly worked against the spirited Shujaa as they were also beaten by USA 17 – 14.One would say a very close margin but in the game of rugby that is all it takes. This disqualified us from contesting the main cup. However, Kenya…

KENYA LIONESSES OUT ON THE HUNT.

Kenya Lionesses (Kenya Women 7s team) have qualified to the main cup quarter finals unbeaten in Day 1 of the Hong Kong  7s. Kenya came top of the pool unbeaten with a total of 9 points conceding 15 points from Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong. Eight sides took one step closer to securing a place as a core team on the 2020 Women’s World Rugby Sevens Series with Japan, Kenya and Brazil progressing forwards with unblemished records. The opening day saw three rounds of pool matches played with the whole competition kicking-off…